Globally the average turbine size in 2012 was 1.84 MW and in Europe 2.2 MW enough to produce power for up to 1,202 European households.

The largest onshore turbine is a 7.5 MW turbine with a rotor diameter of 127 m.

Offshore turbines currently reach just over to 6 MW with a rotor diameter of 120 metres - longer than a football field and powering around 5,500 average EU households.

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